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Macabre Faire Film Festival Co-Founder Elsie Ginsberg poses for a photo-op at The Macabre Faire Film Festival at the Upsky Hotel in Long Island, New York
Actors Thomas Ryan and Edward X Young from FACES poses for a photo-op with Cognac Wellerlaneat The Macabre Faire Film Festival
Exorcist Star Eileen Dietz poses for a photo-op with Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival
Santa Claus poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival
Matthew Almeida and Kalen Artinian,from The Indestructible pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival
Actress Fiona HorriganIn from "The Dark" poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival
Actress Paula Spurr from MINE poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival
Daniel Brown 2015 Award Winner for Best Macabre Horror Film and his guest pose for a photo-op at the Macabre Faire Film Festival with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane - Photos and Video by Patricia Parenti
Stylist Patricia Parenti and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Macabre Faire Film Festival
Horror fans got a real treat This past weekend. The Macabre Faire Film Festival returned to the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge, Long Island again to celebrate excellence in independent Horror films from around the globe.
Macabre Faire events and Film Festival has a reputation for being a very friendly environment with a wonderful celebratory ambiance within an intimately sized space. If you are a person who needs to be at an event with 1000’s of people in a large space where you may need to attach a GPS on your friends & family so that you can find each other quickly and easily… then the Macabre Faire Film Festival may not be the event for you. However, if you prefer an atmosphere that runs steady; you enjoy costumes; you love movies, music, Halloween and fun non-pressuring vendors; you genuinely enjoy making new friends; you appreciate everything being within close proximity; and are comfortable around a few hundred macabre-loving fans like yourself, then it is most certainly the event for you.
This year the Macabre Faire Film Festive proudly showed 145 films. These film range from Horror, Comedy, Feature Films and Shorts with a Saturnday Night Awards Ceremony Gala equivalent to the Academy Awards for Best in Category.
For starters the word “Macabre” is pronounced “ma-cob.” The “re” is hardly ever heard. What does it mean?
Although it is an adjective meaning “disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury,” you should approach the Macabre Faire Film Festival with a lighter touch in so far as not all of the films screened are a gore-fest. Of course there isn’t anything wrong with adding some gore to your film but, when we hear the word “Macabre” we remember those hauntingly fascinating films that starred legendary greats such as: Vincent Price & Peter Cushing. Or those fantastic Gothic Horrors like those from “Hammer” films. These names in themselves represent what “macabre” means to the Macabre Fair Film Festival.
Their mission is to provide a venue for showcasing films within a celebratory & respectful environment, where fans can enjoy the independent films entered by those who passionately craft their Strange, Weird, Horrifying, Sci-Fi-tastic, Fantastical and Macabre-laden films. The opportunity to win awards, increase film visibility via press and possibly obtain distribution is always part of the equation with the Macabre Faire Film Festival.
Congratulations to all Winners:
Best Actor Joseph Halsey for Junkie Heaven
The Boatman directed by Greg Morgan wins Best Feature
Jack Is Pretty directed by Jarek Zabczynski wins Audience Choice
El Gigante directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero wins Best SFX
Summit directed by Christina Raia wins Best Sound
The Red Man Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Daniel Faraldo
Gfest14 Alum Director Javier Arcelus Cano and SUPERMISIL in winning Best Foreign Short
The Smiling Man directed by A.J. Briones receives Honorable Mention in the Best Horror Short category
Hush directed by Michael G. Kehoe wins Best Horror Short
Director Brian Cottington’s Film House of Oddities Best Costumes
Helio directed by Teddy Cecil wins Best Director
The Vulture directed by Amin Haghshenas wins Best Music Video
Who Lives There directed by Luc Sirois wins Best Super Short
For more information about the Macabre Faire Film Festival please visit: http://www.macabrefairefilmfest.com
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